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Man found guilty in 2017 sexual assault

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A Rockford  man has been been found guilty in a sexual assault the occurred on the city’s east side 2017.

Tareq Ahmad Alhmda, 28, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of
criminal sexual assault, unlawful restraint and battery in a jury trial in front of Judge Brendan Maher.

Sept. 30, 2017, Rockford Police Detectives began to investigate after a female
reported that she had been sexually assaulted inside a home in the 7300 block of Travertine Trail.

Rockford Police Sensitive Crimes Unit Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and developed Alhmdan as the suspect.  He was arrested April 2, 2019.

Criminal sexual assault is a Class 1 felony punishable by four to15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of parole.

Unlawful restraint is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years 1-3 years in prison while battery is Class A misdemeanor with a sentencing range of probation up to a year in the county jail.

Alhmdan is scheduled to sentenced March 30.

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